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Pennsylvania attorney general sues Uber over delayed data breach notification

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is suing Uber for taking more than a year to notify thousands of drivers in the Keystone State that their information was stolen in 2016. Back in December, it came to light that hackers in 2016 stole data pertaining to 57 million Uber riders worldwide, as well data on more than 7 million drivers. Uber… Read more →

Good-bye JEE, hello Jakarta EE

Video: Is open-source software really free? Remember when Oracle bought Sun? The one thing that seemed to make sense about this deal was Oracle’s acquisition of Java. Almost 10 years later, Oracle gave up on Java Enterprise Edition (JEE), aka J2EE, and started spinning Java’s still-popular enterprise middleware platform to the Eclipse Foundation. Now, under the aegis of the Eclipse… Read more →

Google takes health care to the cloud with new API, partnerships

Google on Monday outlined steps it’s taking to usher the health care industry to the cloud, including a new Cloud Healthcare API, more HIPAA-compliant products and new partnerships. Technologies like cloud computing, AI and IoT are expected to have a major impact in the coming years on the health care sector — a sector that already accounts for more than… Read more →

Salesforce aims to bolster analytics for business users via natural language queries, easier visualization tools

Salesforce is launching natural language queries for its Einstein Analytics that will enable visualization and data discovery breadcrumbs for business users. And given how Salesforce’s analytics team is pulling data from its own platform as well as other sources these ready-made visualizations could become competition for Tableau. Now Amruta Moktali, vice president of product at Einstein Analytics, said the goal… Read more →

Microsoft Brazil to deliver digital crime training program to Public Prosecutor’s Office

Microsoft Brazil has signed a term of cooperation with São Paulo’s Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPSP) around initiatives related to fighting online crime. Portability and AI accessibility are Microsoft’s new mantras Growing support for Linux and opening new paths to machine learning were the overriding themes of Microsoft’s Ignite conference this week. Read More Under the agreement, prosecutors will be trained… Read more →

HP launches sanitizable healthcare notebook, all-in-one PC, and display

Video: HP’s new PC lineup can handle constant sanitization in hospitals review HP Z2 Mini G3 Workstation: Power in a pint-sized package With the diminutive Z2 Mini G3, HP has managed to deliver workstation-class performance in a mini-PC form factor. Read More HP is launching an all-in-one PC, notebook, and display designed for healthcare settings — and perhaps the most… Read more →

Why I’m thinking about getting a HomePod (and it’s not for Apple Music)

Video: Will Apple’s HomePod make it in a crowded smart speaker market? When I first saw Apple’s announcement of the HomePod, I was distinctly unimpressed. At the time, I had two Alexas (I now have six). Siri wasn’t nearly as evolved as Alexa, and while she had good musical knowledge, her other abilities were pretty primitive. The HomePod was limited… Read more →

Beachhead: A new alliance makes a daring charge on the data warehouse

Video: IBM’s mainframe: A long-evolving system IBM buys Blue Box, adds OpenStack private cloud as a service There’s a run on OpenStack related companies. IBM acquired Blue Box, which offers private clouds as a service via OpenStack. Read More “We at IBM,” stated its vice president of data analytics, Anjul Bhambhri, during a 2015 conference, “believe that Spark is the… Read more →

Lyft expands its footprint in health care

Lyft on Monday is announcing a new partnership with Allscripts, a top electronic health records (EHR) company that serves 45,000 physician practices, 180,000 physicians and 2,500 hospitals. Special feature Special report: Tech and the future of transportation (free PDF) This ebook, based on a special feature from ZDNet and TechRepublic, looks at emerging autonomous transport technologies and how they will… Read more →

Hundreds of Bitcoin mining servers stolen in Icelandic heist

File Photo Criminals have stolen approximately 600 servers from Icelandic data centers used to mine cryptocurrency. Over the weekend, the Associated Press reported the theft, which law enforcement says is one of the biggest series of thefts Iceland has ever experienced. Mining rigs are powerful computers bent to the task of mining cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin. While standard consumer PCs… Read more →

Singapore banks strong adopters of fingerprint, voice biometrics

Some 61 percent of financial services and fintech companies in Singapore have adopted fingerprint biometrics, the highest amongst five global countries. Singapore outlines plan to ‘catch up’ on becoming cashless society Singapore outlines plan to ‘catch up’ on becoming cashless society With six in 10 transactions still involving cash and cheques, Singapore lags behind other cities in e-payments, says Prime… Read more →